Products to prevent and protect throughout the summer
First and most important is a good sunscreen. The products that I use and recommend
have physical sunscreens (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) vs. chemical sunscreens
which can be irritants and break down as they are being used.
Skinceuticals and Rhonda Allison both offer non-chemical, broad spectrum sun
protection that is a pleasure to use. Daytime Defense with spf 30 is a favorite
moisturizer with sun protection built in!
Rhonda Allison's Broad Spectrum Daytime Defense SPF30 is a natural continuation of good
skin care. Where chemical sunscreens absorb UV light and convert rays into heat, Daytime Defense is a physical sunscreen which reflects UV light. Blocking 97% of UV rays and using an
organic physical block of Zinc Oxide, this ultra refined complex is a natural, chemical-free sun
barrier with an elegant base of potent herbs and extracts which reduces inflammation and transepidermal
I can't say enough about Skinceuticals antioxidants for protection and prevention. These
a truly the "401K plan for your skin". It is never too early or late to start using these antiaging
powerhouses. If you aren't already, let's figure out which is the most appropriate for
you and your skin type.
SPF 50 that is fluid and silky?
Skinceuticals Sheer Physical and Physical Fusion provide true broad spectrum protection while providing resistance
to heat stress. All skin types.
Ingredients that prevent melanin production and also work to fade dark spots are also
Skinceuticals Pigment Regulator is proven as effective as 4% hydroquinone for the
treatment of hyperpigmentation. It lightens and and reduces existing hyperpigmentation,
improves all-over skin tone and protects skin from future disolorations.
Rhonda Allison's Skin Brightening Cleanser is packed with skin brightening ingredients
that leaves skin squeaky clean.
Brightening Pigment Lotion contains daisy flower extract and is a highly effective skin
lightener that influences different pathways involved in melanin formation.
Using preventative and protective products aside, wearing sunglasses ( I love BIG ones
that cover lots), a cute floppy hat and sitting in the shade with a cool drink will all aide in avoiding unwanted UV and heat exposure that can lead to overproduction of melanin
and breakdown of our beloved collagen.